The Badgers returned the favor after Michigan State swept them in East Lansing in November.
The Badgers rallied with two power-play goals in the third period to complete a series sweep.
The Badgers were stingy defensively in what coach Tony Granato called the "most important 19 minutes of the game" after Michigan State cut their lead to one.
The Badgers scored three times in the first period to spark a victory in the series opener against Michigan State at the Kohl Center.
The Buckeyes scored three times in the third period to overcome the Badgers.
The winning tickets were sold in California and Wisconsin. The winners will split the jackpot.
Wednesday, Dec. 22
The Badgers hockey teams are at the winter break so here are seven thoughts on what has shaped the first two-plus months of the season.
Some of the weight of a distressing stretch of the season for the Badgers came off in a 4-1 victory against Penn State, UW's first in eight games and enough to climb past the Nittany Lions and escape last place in the Big Ten.
Making goalie Ben Garrity face four breakaways in his first start for the team told how little Badgers players were willing to give, coach Tony Granato said.
Get ready for the non-conference series between the Badgers and the Golden Knights on Friday and Saturday at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers recorded a season-high 50 shots on goal but allowed two power-play goals, including Jeremy Davidson's go-ahead score 2½ minutes into the final period.
Jeremy Davidson scored twice in the third period to send Michigan State to a sweep of the Badgers in East Lansing.
The Badgers generated 42 shots but only two goals in a 3-2 loss at Michigan State.
Erik Middendorf scored twice for the Spartans, who opened a Big Ten series against the Badgers with a victory.
The Badgers take a five-game winning streak against Michigan State into a Big Ten series in East Lansing.
Notre Dame outshot the Badgers 39-14 over the final two periods and 48-25 for the game in winning the opener of a Big Ten series.
The Badgers have scored only six goals over their six losses through 10 games this season.
The Badgers will try to set a record for the longest winning streak in team history in a WCHA series against the Beavers at LaBahn Arena on Saturday and Sunday.
One big takeaway from the Badgers men's and women's hockey teams, plus three stars, the national top four and what's ahead for UW.
The Badgers allowed two power-play goals and a short-handed score in the decisive second period to suffer their second sweep of the season.
The Huskies completed a non-conference sweep of the Badgers with two more power-play goals.
The Huskies ran out to a 5-0 lead after two periods against the Badgers, who have allowed five goals in all three of their losses this season.
The Huskies scored three power-play goals to roll past the Badgers in the opener of a non-conference series in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
A power-play goal in Washington's opener last Wednesday against the New York Rangers was the second time Justin Schultz has scored in his first game of the NHL season.